No, my summary isn't about her, its about her problem and how its either ignored or trivialized. First, kudos to her for selling her idea to the ABC execs to get the green-light for this production at such an early age, and without a more qualified resume. However, I cant help but feel, it was her obesity that she marketed to launch this show. She does have a network spot on prime-time, so with that, she's fair game to criticism. Lets be real: would the show be the same if she were a thin woman? Some episodes of this show seem targeted at young girls. Which would be okay, but she openly advertises her gluttony which is not OK. If she has a medical condition that makes her this way, that's one thing, but the message she is sending, as well as ABC, is that's its acceptable to adopt bad eating habits, in a country that is already suffering from an obesity epidemic. Sometimes she goes as far to accentuate her obesity, to draw specific attention to her and even parts of her body. An impressionable young girl, who may not have strong role models at home, will see this and think its OK because Rebel is doing it and look how successful and seemingly wonderful here life is. More on the show itself, Over all, its a bit silly, and not well written, full of cliché's and stereotypes as well as continuity issues that bridge the episodes chronologically. I give it 5 stars for some of its quirkiness and production values. The show really doesn't teach any lesson, certainly not to people of her own age, or profession, which BTW, is supposed to be a NYC lawyer, but none of her language and office-antics support that qualification. The supporting characters are sort of obnoxious and not very likable. Some celebrate that Rebel is fearless in her humility to openly display herself in this way. I give her marks for her energy, but the self aware-nerdisms are wearing thin quick. BTW, what NYC lawyer needs 2 roommates? It would be unfair to equate this with the 80's sitcom, Rosanne, as that character was an older person, a mothers, struggling to make ends meet, in a rural town, i.e., a different dynamic, different circumstance, different target audience, an different time. It more like the show "Girls" , but only in the way a social misfit unashamedly exposes her flaws, and sexuality as some sort of a "aren't I hip because I can be so self-effacing and self- aware?" thing to do. This formula gets old fast.
p.s. to the poster who went on a long diatribe about their assertion that show trivialized peanut allergies: GET A LIFE. Its a fluff comedy show. I have over 100 allergies, most of them food- based and have been in the ER more than once, and I saw NOTHING that offended me in the least. Everyone has one thing or topic they are sensitive to. If they were all avoided to please everyone, there would be no show to write about.